27634-Timsina, Lava

Lava R. Timsina, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

EH 100
Indianapolis, IN


At the Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery, Dr. Timsina is part of a research team that works closely with surgical faculty on projects that require in-depth analysis of clinical data. His research interests are risk behaviors associated with cancer, cancer survivorship, disparities in cancer, economic burdens related to cancer and outcomes research. Dr. Timsina, who joined the faculty in March 2018, has extensive experience evaluating and analyzing data measuring hospital care, health-related risks, surgical outcomes, trauma care, cancer treatment, and outcomes. He has also helped author 22 peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in the Annals of Surgery, Health Affairs and Journal of Public Health.


BPH ’04, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

MPH ’10, Epidemiology, University of Nebraska

PhD ’17, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Kentucky

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Education
    2016 PhD University of Kentucky
    2010 MPH University of Nebraska
    2004 BSPH Tribhuvan University

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